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Press Conference for Long Rui’s Exhibition held at the Rose Rock Art Club
October 22,2014


Press conference

On October 22, 2014, another master of Chinese Landscape Painting after Huang Binhong, Long Rui held his exhibition press conference at the RAC Club. Honorary dean of China National Academy of Painting Long Rui, deputy curator of National Art Museum of China Zhang Zikang, professor of Tsinghua University Academy of Art & Design Wang Luxiang, representative of Rockefeller Family and managing partner of Rose Rock Culture Group Christian Rockefeller, president of Rose Rock Culture Group Xiong Feng and vice president Zhang Huaibin and more than 30 media attended the press conference. Long Rui Exhibition will be held in National Art Museum of China in October, 2015, hosted by Rockefeller Family Chinese culture company Rose Rock Culture Group, Curated by China National Academy of Painting and National Art Museum Academy of Painting Wang Luxiang.

Representative of Rockefeller Family Christian Rockefeller

President of Rose Rock Culture Group Xiong Feng

Karrison•Rockefeller, representative of Rockefeller Family, made a speech that human beings would be faced with depleted civilization and solidified history without the creation of masters. In history, a number of artists emerged in China, who made outstanding contributions to human civilization. Currently, with worldwide attention to the rise of China, our family feel honored to participate in the cultural renaissance in eastern countries, and contribute to cultural communication and cooperation between the United States and China, expecting more artistic masters like Long Rui in China. 

Representative of Rockefeller Family Christian Rockefeller said that civilization would be end and history would solidified without the creation of masters. In history, a number of artists emerged in China, made outstanding contributions to human civilization. nowadays, the world is paying attention to the rise of China, our family are honored to participate in the cultural renaissance in eastern countries, and contribute to cultural communication and cooperation between United States and China, we are expecting work with more artistic masters like Long Rui in China.

Professor of Tsinghua University Academy of Art & Design, curator Wang Luxiang, stated at the press conference that Long Rui persisted in capturing inspiration out of daily life and nature, expressing poetic artistic conception in the specific context of time and space, by virtue of point view, modeling and inks. He made every efforts to convey the dynamic mountains and principal life, through the rich and in-depths painting language. After three decades of adherence to Chinese culture, he has built the Chinese modern art within the traditional ink painting, smashed the otherness vision of westerners towards Chinese arts and helped the strong Chinese culture reach out the world with cultural traditions. 

Professor of Tsinghua University Academy of Art & Design, curator Wang Luxiang

Deputy curator of National Art Museum of China Zhang Zikang

Zhang Zikang, deputy curator of National Art Museum of China, believed that many visits and studies in Europe and America in the late 1980s generated a significant impact on Mr. Long Rui’s concepts. As a result, he started to create a sum of works with emphasis on formation and out of constraints of shapes, so as to highlight the visual tension different from realistic landscape painting. He has become one of the representatives for innovative Chinese landscape painting since then. Since the 1990s, his paintings has been characterized by vigorous strokes, masculine fusion, as well as clear and unified integration of personalized features, traditional charms and modern looks, in pursuit of traditions, artistic concepts, tastes and regressive changes.

Long Rui accepted an interview of Art China

Long Rui accepted certification of collection by Christian Rockefeller

As a famous painter with widespread influence on contemporary Chinese painting industry and academic leader in landscape painting circles with extreme cohesion and affinity, Long Rui once proposed the academic strategy of “clearing up the sources and close to the context”, which has exerted an important impact on modern academic construction of Chinese painting. In the beginning, he learned from Li Keran and Liang Shunian, stressed on sketching and fond of forceful pen line, instead of repeated rendering. In addition, dean Long Rui stated in the press conference that Chinas rise should begin with cultural rise. Chinese artists burden the responsibility to make Chinese culture global. Therefore, the solo exhibition will be held in the National Art Museum of China in the next year in terms of “Tradition and Modernity”. Along with long-standing cultural tradition, China is also in face of contemporary features and contributes realistic significance to traditional culture. Long Rui’s paintings not only explore the patterns of Chinese culture, but also sort out the spirits of national culture.

Elegant view surround by rock mountain  2013

Jianmenguan roadway  2013

With respect to the artistic creation of Long Rui, noted art historian Shao Dazhen commented that Long Rui created landscape paintings in accordance with his statement of “close to the context and clearing up the sources”. Context, from my perspective, is lyricism of traditional landscape paintings; clearing up the sources is to adopt “observing objects by heart” in replace of “observing objects by objects”. Long Rui has played a role which cannot and shall not be ignored, and also shall be given positive evaluations. Long Rui will be written on the transformation history of traditional paintings at the end of last century and start of this century. However, Shang Hui, the editor-in-chief of Arts Magazine, considered Long Rui as a representative in Chinese painting industry who attempted to return to tradition out of modernity, and enhanced the traditional cultural spirits within the context of contemporary culture. Long Rui, in a sense, is a practitioner and leader to drive the historical changes in the terms of Chinese paintings.


The press conference will display part of works for exhibition while National Art Museum of China will select and exhibit hundreds of boutiques after sorting out Long Rui’s works of so many years. This event is organized by the Rockefeller Family, with the aim to discover and promote the artists integrating with tradition and modernity, with both traditional brushwork and contemporary spirits, like Long Rui, so as to push Chinese arts to the international stage. 

Sunset at Taihang mountain  2013

A journey down to autumn road  2013

Light river sailboat shadow 2013









 



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